Teapot style: Shi Piao 石瓢壶
Clay type: Huang Jin Duan Clay (Duan Ni) 原矿黄金段泥
Craft: Fully handmade by Zhou Shu Yuan
Strainer type: 14-hole strainer
Dimensions of teapot body: 9.5cm (W) x 4cm (H)
“Shi Piao” is a classic style of Yixing teapot with elegant and defined, simple, sturdy lines with a triangular body. The three feet along the bottom in the shape of the points of an equilateral triangle give the pot its stability, as well as establishing its practical simplicity. The pot is handcraft from a high quality clay of Huang Jin Duan by Zhou Shu Yuan. Huang Jin Duan clay is one of Duan Ni clay and is quite rare compared to other Duan Ni Clay. It works very well for green, white tea, young & mid-aged Puer teas, and oolongs.
All our Yixing teapots are fully handmade, we only have one of a kind in stock.
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Preparation Before Use
Yixing Teapots should be prepared before using the first time. This is called "opening the pot". It removes the dust/sand from firing the teapot.
We recommend rinsing the teapot under warm water two or three times, then wipe gently inside and outside of the pot with a new non-scratch sponge scourer to remove sediment trapped in the unglazed clay.
Then, filling the teapot with boiling water, wait for 10 minutes, empty the pot; repeat one more time, the new Yixing teapot is ready for use.
Daily cleaning and seasoning
Empty the leaves after each use, rinse with boiling water, drain, wipe water away with clean soft cloth, and then lid off, place the body upside, let it air dry for one or two days.
Do not ever use any detergent or soap than water to clean the pot.
Do not let the potcome into contact with other strong smell such as cooking fume, cigarette smoke, perfume.